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BHI’s new study on the Proposed Tax Increases for Infrastructure and Education in the Commonwealth

(BOSTON – May 21, 2013) The current version of the state legislature’s proposed budget will diminish economic activity less than the Governor’s original House 1 proposal. This is the finding of a new study from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. Applying its State Tax Analysis Modeling Program (STAMP), the Institute compared both budget proposals and found that the…

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BHI Forecast: State tax revenues to increase by 4.4% in FY 2012 and by 4.1% in FY 2013

(BOSTON ) -The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University (BHI) estimates that Massachusetts state tax revenues will come in at $21.411 billion for Fiscal Year 2012, for a growth of 4.4% over FY 2011.  Revenues will be $22.287 billion for FY 2013, 4.1% above 2012.   David G. Tuerck, Executive Director of the Institute and Chairman of Economics at Suffolk…

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Boston Herald endorses Question 3

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) The Boston Herald has endorsed rolling back the sales tax to 3%. The endorsement is a victory for Carla Howell in her longstanding battle against the battalions of tax-hungry unions. The Herald is buying none of the tired scaremongering coming from the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. And the Herald correctly identifies the…

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